- Natural lands are an asset to a community. Strong communities balance important economic development with the protection of natural lands, working farms and ranches and open space.
- Clear-cutting trees to create a subdivision is less profitable for developers than working around the trees to maximize property value, scenic views, privacy, and trail systems using conservation subdivision design.
- New residential development is normally a net loss to communities. Subdivisions require more in services than they pay in taxes.
- Selling your land for development is not your only option if you are a landowner. Preserving your land through a land conservancy, or using tools such as limited development or conservation subdivision design are other choices.